Wilson Adams Cigars was co-founded by Brandon K. Wilson and Stephen Miller. The two Southern California natives both had a passion for cigars so it was only natural for them to start their own cigar company. Their company was born out of a desire to create a cigar for smokers who yearn for balance, richness and complexity.
In 2011, the duo traveled to Estelí to visit the Plasencia family and, from that trip, a lasting partnership was formed. Wilson and Miller chose Plasencia due to their vast storehouses of tobacco from almost every growing region in the world – the family owns farms peppered across Central America, from the island of Ometepe to the gorgeous fields of Honduras. After numerous trips to Nicaragua and after over forty blend iterations, the White Label (Habano) was born and launched in 2012. The White Label is an immediately classic tasting, medium-bodied smoke that provides a unique profile of spices, nuts, cedar, dried fruits and light floral to pair with the foundational earthy core. A year later, they followed with the Red Label, sure to please the fuller-bodied crowd.
This cigar had a creamy brown wrapper that was silky to the touch. It offered a light and creamy undertone on the pre-light smell with earthy floral tones. Veins were visible and it was semi-oily on the wrapper.
1st quarter: The same creamy sweetness and flavor from the pre-light carried over to the flavor and was present in the aroma once lit. It offered a very easy draw with some light spices noticeable in the first few draws, producing big clouds of smoke. 2nd quarter: Thick clouds of light, creamy and crisp smoke appeared. Its flavors were both rich and light, with sweet notes that were balanced with a woody texture. A slow and even burn produced a solid salt and pepper ash. 3rd quarter: Some sweet notes were evident on the palate as well as in the aroma. Rich tobacco notes and an earthy texture developed through the nose with consistent flavors and strength. 4th quarter: Spicy traits remained in the smoke along with hints of creamy texture. There were also some spicy wood notes that followed through to the aroma and on the palate. Flavors continued to change in character, offering a mix of light underlying sweet tones and earthy characters.
The cigar’s very good construction all the way through produced a good and even burn. Woody flavor with spices lingered on the finish. A mild body allowed good flavor and spice through to the cigar. It is an easy to smoke cigar with a lot of flavor.
Myron Gooch Sr.
Reviewed at: The Man Cave.
Time Smoked: 1 hour 40 minutes.
Binder: Ecuadorian Sumatra.
Size: 6” x 52.